Spring is coming, and the temperatures are expected to rise pretty fast. If you’re looking to engage into some fun and exciting activities with your elderly parents, now is the time!
Gardening is great whether your parents live with you or at an enriching senior living Denver community. Even at a stricter nursing home or assisted living center, you can talk to the staff, and you’ll find they will be very understanding when it comes to allowing you to organize a little gardening fun. It’s healthy, interactive and very good for your parents’ health.
The first thing to do is get the supplies you’ll need and prepare your schedule in advance. Make sure you do a thorough job organizing it, so you can set aside a few hours at least 2-3 times per week that you can spend with your parents.
The planting process and deciding what to plant, what fertilizer to use and how many times to water your new garden will be one of the most challenging things to consider. Also, if you want to get technical, you can research about soil pH and test your soil to see what types of plants are most likely to thrive there.
Planting a vegetable garden is another difficult but welcome challenge. If your parents were farmers or they had their own garden in their youth, then pay close attention, since you might even learn something from them as you engage in some exciting and memorable times gardening this spring.